Caldicott and La Duke....speak out

October 07 #1 TVS-Clam Update: Events
Posted by: "Tom Wyatt" tom@tomwyattphoto.com tomwphoto
Sun Oct 7, 2007 9:23 am (PST)

This TVS-Clamshell Alliance news update has
information on upcoming events, a project update will be coming soon.
Below: 1.*Winona LaDuke*, 2. V*ermont Yankee License Renewal*, 3.*Dr.
Helen Caldicott/AFSC*

1. *Winona LaDuke* will be speaking at two New England locations in
the next week. She is is an Ojibwe environmental activist and
founding member of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. Winona
serves as the program director of the Honor the Earth Fund. She
works to advocate, raise public support, and create funding for
native environmental groups. LaDuke is the author of Last Standing
Woman (Voyager Press) and All Our Relations: Native Struggles For
Land And Life (Southend Press). She has spoken at many
anti-nuclear rallies and has written an essay for the upcoming
_*/To The Village Square/*:_*/_ Nukes, Clams and Democracy_
/*book. The first event is *Monday, Oct. 8th, 2007 at 7 p.m.* in
Greenfield Community College's Sloan Theatre. One College Drive,
Greenfield, MA. This is a fundraising event for the The Friends of
Wissatinnewag, Inc. For info on tickets click on:
http://wissatinnewag.org/cgi/fow/news.html The second event is
*Tuesday October 9th at 7 p.m*. at UMass Amherst (Campus Center
Room 101) in Amherst MA, for more info click on:
http://www.umass.edu/umhome/events/articles/64031.php Another
upcoming event: October,17 in Moultonboro NH with the Audubon
Expedition Institute at Lesley University.
2. *Thursday **October 11 *in* Brattleboro**,* *VT - **Public Comment
on Vermont Yankee Renewal Application * Interested citizens will
have an opportunity to comment on issues pending in an Atomic
Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) proceeding regarding the license
renewal application for the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant,
located in Vernon, Vt. The remarks, which will be transcribed,
will be heard by the three administrative judges handling the
Vermont Yankee adjudicatory proceeding. Known as "limited
appearance statements", the comments will be accepted during two
sessions to be held at the Latchis Theatre, at 50 Main St. in
Brattleboro. (Directions are available on the theatre's web site
at: http://www.latchis.com/location.html .) The first session is
scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. and the second from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
The comments are supposed to focus on 3 contentions filed by The
New England Coalition (NEC) related to the aging of the reactor.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., which owns and operates Vermont
Yankee, applied to the NRC for a 20-year license extension for the
plant (current license due to expire March 21, 2012). In August
the plant had a _cooling tower collapse and was forced to an
emergency shut down_ due to faulty valve. Legislators from Vermont
and surrounding states have been calling for an independent safety
assessment of the plant. Citizens Awareness Network (CAN) have
been able to get on stage in the previous hearings. Let's pack the
hall, bring your signs, there maybe opportunities for street
theatre. CAN, NEC and others will also hold a rally at Pliny Park
in Brattleboro, VT from 6-7pm on October 11th.
3. *On **Sunday, October 14 from 3 to 6 PM *the *American Friends
Service Committee* will celebrate grassroots activism at their
annual fall event, at the Concord Unitarian Universalist Church,
in Concord NH. Renowned anti-nuclear activist *Dr. Helen
Caldicott* will be speaking and there will be music with Susie
Burke and David Surette. Volunteers will be preparing dinner,
with many dishes prepared from locally grown produce. Suggested
donation for the event is $15. AFSC supporters have donated some
wonderful objects and services that will be featured in a silent
auction at the event. You can view them on-line, at
www.afsc.org/nhauction . You can
also submit bids by sending an email to David Blair, at
orionblair@gmail.com . Please make
sure you tell David which item you are bidding on as well as the
size of your bid. The October 14 event will also be a local
celebration of the AFSC's 90^th anniversary. The Service
Committee has had such a profound impact over the decades because
of supporters like you, who care about social justice and peace,
and who know that active nonviolence can be a powerful resource
for change. You can call Arnie Alpert at 603-224-2407 or send him
an email at aalpert@afsc.org to let him
know if you are coming.
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